Skip to department navigation
Skip to content
Skip to global navigation
writingcenter » writingcenter.mst.edu » online_resources » online_resources_for_writing

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR WRITING


The Writing Center offers information and tips on a range of topics related to writing. Check out the links below to find what you need.

 

Prewriting

If you need help deciphering a writing prompt, or if you're having trouble getting started on an assignment, this information may help.  It includes guides for interpreting essay questions, brainstorming, and outlining.

 

Style and Mechanics

Do you have specific questions about grammar or punctuation?  Would you like to make your writing clearer and more powerful?  Some of the information here may be just what you need.

 

Using and Citing Sources

If your assignment requires that you do some research or refer to outside sources, this information can help.  You'll find abbreviated and printable versions of many of the major citation guides, and there's also information here on how to quote sources and paraphrase effectively.

 

Editing & Proofreading

Editing your own work can seem overwhelming, but here are some guides that can make the process simpler and more effective.

 

Essays & Research Papers

Here you'll find information designed to help you meet all the challenges of writing academic papers:  developing a strong thesis statement, composing effective introductions and conclusions, writing abstracts, offering effective counterarguments, and more.

 

Lab Reports & Other Technical Documents

Technical writing has its own set of demands, and this material can help you meet them.  Here you'll learn how to avoid some of the most common problems with lab reports and ensure that each section of your report or proposal meets the requirements.

 

Essay Exams

Essay exams can be intimidating, but the information provided here on preparing for such exams and composing effective essays can give your confidence a boost and help you get better results.

 

Writing for Business & Industry

Here you'll find information on writing various types of professional documents, from office emails and memos to executive summaries.

 

Application Documents

If you're applying for scholarships, fellowships, grants, or jobs, the material provided here can help.  Read about writing resumes, cover letters, personal statements, and more.

 

  generate print-friendly
DESERT EXPLORER

Michael Bouchard studies bizarre dome-like structures in Egypt's Afar Desert.

READ MORE >
GOING THE DISTANCE

Marathon runner Devin Dixon sped through three degrees in just over six years.

READ MORE >
MINING ON THE MOON

Dr. Leslie Gertsch takes a look at humanity's future in space.

READ MORE >
D-DAY RE-EXAMINED

John McManus' latest book looks at the Big Red One at Omaha Beach.

READ MORE >
LIFE ON MARS

Melanie Mormile studies bacteria here on Earth that could survive on Mars.

READ MORE >
SPELUNKING FOR A CAUSE

Michael Bradford helps protect bats and cave formations in Missouri.

READ MORE >
SLIMY STUFF

Paul Nam suggests the potential solution to several global problems is green slime (algae).

READ MORE >
DANCING WITH CODE

Marquia Lewis studies computer science and is a member of the Gold Miners dance squad.

READ MORE >
CRAFT-Y MAGAZINE EDITOR

Casey Burton works to improve cancer screenings and publishes a gamer magazine.

READ MORE >
A GOALIE'S PERSPECTIVE

Carrie Levy enjoys the mental challenge of being a Lady Miner goalkeeper.

READ MORE >
A PHILOSOPHY OF ADVOCACY

Kate Burns is proof that students in every major can find success.

READ MORE >
PHYTOFORENSICS

Joel Burken's research team use trees to detect soil and groundwater contamination.

READ MORE >
ROCKET SCIENTIST

Anan Takroori shares his love of planes, rockets and satellites with campers.

READ MORE >
'DOWN-TO-EARTH' SCHOLAR

Krista Rybacki studies soil samples from an area near a lead recycling smelter.

READ MORE >
MINERS ABROAD

Delancey Rougely studied the effects of war in France and blogged about it.

READ MORE >